Colorado sets recall elections for two pro-gun control lawmakers
July 18th, 2013
08:41 PM ET
9 months ago

Colorado sets recall elections for two pro-gun control lawmakers

(CNN) – Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado on Thursday set the date for recall elections for two state senators, marking the first recall effort in the state's history.

On September 10, voters in two districts will have the chance to re-elect or oust their incumbent Democratic state representatives who are being targeted for supporting tougher gun laws in Colorado.
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Filed under: Colorado • Gun control • Gun rights • John Hickenlooper • NRA
June 6th, 2013
05:00 AM ET
11 months ago

Mitt Romney to CNN: Rice appointment ‘disappointing’

Park City, Utah (CNN) – As Mitt Romney begins to re-emerge into the public spotlight with a Utah conference, the former Republican presidential nominee told CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger he was disappointed with President Obama's pick of UN Ambassador Susan Rice to be his next national security adviser.

"I find that a disappointing appointment on the part of the president. I think what she did was to very seriously mislead the American people about what happened in Benghazi. My greatest concern about the Benghazi events was the fact there was not a rescue effort attempted and that is very troubling to me," Romney said.

You can watch extended excerpts of CNN's interviews with Mitt and Ann Romney on “The Lead” at 4 p.m. ET and “The Situation Room” at 5 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. ET.
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Filed under: 2016 • Ann Romney • Chris Christie • David Axelrod • John Hickenlooper • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Rand Paul
Colorado governor entangled in 'nightmare' gun case
March 24th, 2013
11:26 AM ET
1 year ago

Colorado governor entangled in 'nightmare' gun case

(CNN) - Colorado's governor, who this week signed some of the nation's tightest gun control measures into law, said Sunday he couldn't fathom why the son of one of his close friends would decide to shoot his state's prisons chief - also a friend - to death.

"I felt like I was caught in a nightmare I couldn't wake up from. All these things were happening to people that I loved. And they didn't seem to be connected in any way," Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, said on CNN's "State of the Union." He added his own security was being bolstered in the aftermath of the crime.
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Filed under: Colorado • John Hickenlooper
Colorado governor wants universal background checks on gun sales
January 10th, 2013
03:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Colorado governor wants universal background checks on gun sales

(CNN) - Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, became the latest governor to call for more gun regulations as he reflected on last year's deadly movie theater shooting in his state and said Coloradans "have an obligation to prevent similar tragedies."

As the heated debate continues over firearms following the Newtown elementary school massacre, Hickenlooper told elected officials Thursday in his State of the State address that "our democracy demands this type of debate."

He then made his own proposal.
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Filed under: Colorado • Gun rights • John Hickenlooper
December 16th, 2012
05:32 PM ET
1 year ago

Gun debate gains traction as some lawmakers say it’s time to act

(CNN) – Lawmakers tend to stay quiet in the immediate aftermath of mass shootings, hoping to avoid attempts to politicize such tragedy.

But two days after the attack that took the lives of 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, lawmakers were eager to take on the gun debate Sunday - with many saying a tipping point had finally been reached to pass stricter laws.
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Marijuana officially legal in Colorado with stroke of governor's pen
December 10th, 2012
03:17 PM ET
1 year ago

Marijuana officially legal in Colorado with stroke of governor's pen

(CNN) - The recreational use of marijuana officially became legal Monday in Colorado, a little more than a month after voters in the state passed an amendment in favor of the measure.

"Voters were loud and clear on Election Day," Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, said in a statement, as he signed an executive order to officially legalize the personal use and limited growing of marijuana for those 21 or older. Amendment 64, as it's called, is now a part of the state's constitution.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • John Hickenlooper